Jamaica Beats Mexico At The Last Minute And Of Course There Were Memes

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Mexico and Jamaica faced off in the semifinals of this year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, with Mexico as the favorites, despite fielding a team composed of players from Liga MX (and one from Major League Soccer). A victory from Mexico would have resulted in a championship match versus their bitter rival, the United States, who defeated Costa Rica in the other semifinal.

But the “Reggae Boyz” had other plans. Goalkeeper Andre Blake made several keys saves to keep Jamaica in the match:

Blake had people slack-jawed.

Then, with less than 10 minutes left in the match, Kemar Lawrence  of Jamaica scored this beautiful free kick goal:

Mexico was unable to mount a last-minute comeback, and Jamaica made history:

Mexico fans were left in shock:

While others celebrated the upset by Jamaica:

Mexico’s infamous chant was reworked:

So was the iconic song “El Rey”:

Credit: Twitter

If you were on Twitter and Insta when Mexico lost to Chile 0-7, some of these may look very familiar.

Others wondered why Mexican goalkeeper J.J. Corona didn’t make more of an effort to stop the shot:

Would things have turned out different?

CREDIT: @chochos / Twitter

At the end of the match, Mexico just couldn’t keep up.

CREDIT: @ALEXSANDOVAL___ / Twitter

And Mexico couldn’t win, despite being the favorite.

This user speculated what would happen in the aftermath of the match:

After a rough night, this fan managed to find a silver lining the following day:

That’s one way to treat the pain.

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